Skip to main content

tv   Good Morning Virginia  ABC  February 26, 2016 5:00am-6:00am EST

5:00 am
>> have a great weekend.3 pattie this morning we are taking a look at the damage in appomattox... so many people are without homes right now... but many in our area are stepping up to help.. 3 quiet weather is on the way for the heart of virginia as many of us clean up after the storms. i'll have the latest coming up. 3 3 3 pattie plasma good morning virginia. it is friday, february 26th, 2016. i'm pattie martin. 3 pattie this morning we know that everyone in appomattox county is accounted for. that's the good news. the bad news is that it could be a long road of recovery for many in appomattox. 3 pattie tight this morning we have team coverage of the storm damage in appomattox.. melissa lefevre is tracking the latest in the weather center. mona kosar abdi and tola adamson are live on
5:01 am
now to give us an idea of what's going on there... first we're checking in with tola.... 3
5:02 am
that was tola 3 adamson reporting... now we are sending it over to melissa le fevre who has been in the weather center tracking the latest.. melissa? 3 3 remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still
5:03 am
weekend forecast looks 3 picture perfect for 3 any outdoor plans. 3 pattie appomattox wasn't the only place hit hard by the severe weather. in waverly, three people were killed, including a two year old. three people were killed there -- including a two year old. one man -- desmond gardner -- was in his car when it all came through. desmond gardner/witness: not actually the tornado but from all the power lines falling there was like a big ball of fire and all of the debris kicking up coming directly
5:04 am
all i could do is pray and pray and pray and the wind actually picked the car up and dropped us down and all i could do is hold on tight and tell my uncle i gardner/witness: it is tragic man i never seen nothing like this before i lost a good friend in the storm and my prayers go out to their family. 3 3 pattie and today many are hoping 3 that power will be back on in fluvanna county. the national weather service also confirmed an e-f-zero tornado touched down there. the storm downed trees and damaged several homes. thankfully, everyone is safe. a drone company was able to help come in and survey the land and follow the storm's path. it's believed this tornado traveled for tens of miles.. along route 15. 3 pattie tight state police say the tornado that hit our area destroyed 20 homes. and at least 100 structures had damage in the 13-mile stretch along route 4-60
5:05 am
courtney wheaton spoke with one family whose home was leveled. 3 jared and sharanda totty stand where their house once stood counting their blessings, and losses. sharanda says she was at home alone with her one year old daughter when 3 she got news a tornado was approaching. "at first i didn't believe it" but then.. "im holding her in my lap and i see a tree go by and i said oh my goodness its here."her husband told her to put a plan in place and she headed to the basement , her instincts kicked in from there.. " god took over me and literally threw me under this mattress over here and i held my baby and said god no please help us."the most unlikely
5:06 am
in a landfill just days before.. " that's the only thing that saved me because if you look here the wind took everything except that mattress. " everything.. destroyed.except their love for one another. " all this stuff it sucks that we lost 3 it but it can be replaced what can't be replaced i got to keep.3 3 pattie tight there is also a gofundme page for the totty family. that link is on our website, along with this story, at wset dot com. 3 pattie this morning we
5:07 am
field with the latest 3 on conditions out in appomattox...mona live u3 3 3 pattie plasma there are
5:08 am
like to help out. officials want you to stay away from the impacted areas because they don't want you at risk of getting hurt. avoid downed power lines. and don't eat food that has been out of the refrigerator. stick by the rule- when in doubt, throw it out. a lot of people have been asking how they can help. financial donations are being accepted at a number of places. we have all of that information online at wset.com.pattie plasma a help line has been set up to provide updated additional and resource information. that number is (434) 3-5-2- 2-6-3-7. we have that at our site wset.com for you this morning. 3 pattie tight there are plenty of resources available for those who need them in appomattox.pause for nats gleaning for the world is collecting items for the victims today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at sam's club in lynchburg. we also learned they will collect things at the walmart in appomattox on saturday as
5:09 am
non perishable food items, personal care items, cleaning supplies, paper products, and pet supplies. several other organizations are also helping. we have all this information -- including phone numbers - at wset.com. 3 pattie tight the lynchburg fire department is also collecting supplies to take to appomattox. you can drop items off at any lynchburg fire station. some of the supplies include -- non-perishable food, bottled water, clothing, and cleaning supplies. they're also collecting diapers, flashlights and batteries, and cardboard boxes. right now, the fire department says it wants to do everything it can to help.captain matt millner/lynchburg fire departmentresponding to appomattox means a lot to me - - it's my home, it's where i live, where my kids live, it's home -- i volunteer as much as 3 possible.pattie tight the fire department asks if you want to donate money -- make donations to the red cross, gleaning for the world, or god's pit crew. 3
5:10 am
come on good morning virginia... just ahead, we are turning to the campaign trail... gop contenders are taking aim at donald trump
5:11 am
5:12 am
super tuesday... and... right when you feel a cold sore, abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. without it the virus spreads from cell to cell. only abreva penetrates deep and starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells. you could heal your cold sore, fast, as fast as two and a half days when used at the first sign. learn how abreva starts to work immediately at abreva.com don't tough it out, knock it out, fast.
5:13 am
3 3 3 3 3 remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still
5:14 am
weekend forecast looks picture perfect for any outdoor plans. enjoy mostly sunny skies both saturday and sunday. tomorrow's morning lows will be in the 20s and we'll see highs in the upper 40s to near 50 tomorrow afternoon. a nice warm up arrives for sunday as highs reach the lower 60s.
5:15 am
5:16 am
for monday. 3 3 pattie plasma a woman who pleaded guilty to killing a man and concealing his body in concrete will spend 10 years behind bars. janice widenor pled guilty yesterday to several charges. last january, montgomery county deputies were called to a house in elliston. they say.. widenor had been renting the property.. and it was being cleaned after she got evicted. a cleaning crew discovered the body of 70-year- old james austin.. entombed in concrete on an enclosed porch. widenor told police austin asked her to take his pain away. she told investigators she put a pillow across his face. 3 3 pattie box a christiansburg woman who murdered her father in law will spend the rest of her life in prison. on wednesday, a judge told 24- year old amanda taylor she was "evil personified" and had shown "little or no remorse" for her actions. last april, investigators found charles taylor murdered in his
5:17 am
stabbed him with a bayonet at least 29 times. she then posted a confession on instagram. taylor also posted a photograph of herself holding the murder weapon with taylor in the background. 3 pattie tight right now a search for answers is underway following a workplace shooting in kansas left 4 people dead.. including the gunman. several others were wounded in the attack at the excel industries plant in hesston, yesterday. authorities later shot and killed the suspected gunman, who police say was an excel employee. police say there at least 4 crime scenes. it includes the plant, the facility parking lot, and 2 roadway intersections. federal, state, and local authorities are investigating. 3 pattie plasma it's the home stretch to super tuesday and the gop presidential contenders had a texas showdown during a primetime debate in houston. this as the democrats prepare for tomorrow's south carolina primary. kenneth moton has the latest from washington. 3 3 ben carson / (r) presidential candidatekenneth moton / abc
5:18 am
donald trump flanked by his rivals ted cruz and marco rubio...sot donald trump 22:29:12 first of all this guy is a choke artist and this guy's a liar. rubio, the republican establishment favorite unloaded the opposition playbook on trump. sot 21:03:53trump: we're losing so much with mexico and chinarubio: i don't understand, because your ties and the clothes you make is made in mexico and in china. you'll be starting a trade war against your own ties and your own suits. trump: you don't know a thing about business. on immigration, trump was accused of hiring undocumented workers.20:52:38you're only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. trump: no, no, i'm the only one at this stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. on trump's tax returnstrump 21:56:51 i want to release my tax returns but i can't release it while i'm under an auditted cruz22:02:07 he doesn't want to do it because presumable there's something in there that is bad. john kasich touted his record. ben carson delivered a head scratching comment on how he would fill the supreme court vacancy.sot ben carson 21:32:33 the fruit salad of their life is what i will look at. while the republicans debated...nat charlie wilson concert hillary clinton
5:19 am
concert ahead of tomorrow's south carolina primary and talked race at a north charleston church. but bernie sanders was on a midwest tour...his biggest crowd of the day was in president obama's hometown of chicago.(kenneth standup close) for the republicans, our political analysts say an energized rubio won the debate, trump lost. but that may not be enough to impact the billionaire's momentum as we head into super tuesday. kenneth moton, abc news washington. 3 pattie and two republican presidential candidates you just saw taking jabs at last night's debate.. will be speaking in our area soon. donald trump is attending a rally monday in radford. and we've just learned.. marco rubio will speak at an event at roanoke college on sunday. that event begins at 8:30 p.m. tickets are required. pattie plasma we'll be
5:20 am
5:21 am
5:22 am
3 3 good friday to you, let's get a check of your morning drive. remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still see gusts up to 25mph. the weekend forecast looks picture perfect for any outdoor plans. 3 dennis the liberty flames took it on the chin last night at unc-asheville. down 16 at the half, the flames tried to rally, lovell
5:23 am
two of his 10 points.later, ezra talbert knocks down 3 from the corner, but lu's hole just too deep.cabbil makes the nice pass to caleb homesley. but asheville beats lu 73-56. 3 at vmi, the keydets faced mercer. vmi's qj peterson could not be stopped, the senior poured in a new vmi school-record 46 points, adding team-highs of 9 rebounds and four assists. peterson had just one turnover. vmi beats mercer 91-82. 3 odac women's tourney in salem, top-seeded lynchburg beat number 9 virginia wesleyan, the team that beat them in last year's final. after falling behind early, lynchburg ran off 10 straight points to grab the lead. charmaine hairston out of franklin county buries three of her 10. caroline naumann scored 17, chaney forbush 20. lynchburg wins big 73-51. 3 brookville's hannah young and company squaring off against spotswood in the 3a west semis. the bees strike first, tiffany rixey dials up the three from the corner. then kiala
5:24 am
the baseline for the layup. spotswood, though, wins 50- 42. the bees still advance to states. 3 spring training camps are open and new york met yoenis cespedes has pulled into his parking spot each day in a different car.thursday's
5:25 am
5:26 am
5:27 am
red alfa romeo 2-seater. 3 3 toss to dennis 3 3 3 remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still see gusts up to 25mph. the weekend forecast looks picture perfect for any outdoor plans. enjoy mostly sunny skies both saturday and sunday. tomorrow's morning lows will we'll see highs in near 50 tomorrow afternoon. a nice for sunday as highs reach the
5:28 am
3 pattie plasma3 coming up in the next half hour of good morning
5:29 am
back out to appomattox. this morning a look at the devastation one family is facing...and how the community is stepping in to help... 3 http://10. living with chronic migraine feels like each day is a game of chance. i wanted to put the odds in my favor. so my doctor told me about botox , an fda-approved
5:30 am
reduces headache days for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting 4 hours or more. it's shown to prevent headaches and migraines before they start. and it's injected by my doctor once every 12 weeks. effects of botox may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away, as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems, or muscle weakness can be signs of a life-threatening condition. side effects may include allergic reactions, neck and injection site pain, fatigue and headache. don't take botox if there's a skin infection. tell your doctor your medical history, muscle or nerve conditions, and medications including botulinum toxins, as these may increase the risk of serious side effects. put the odds on your side. visit botoxchronicmigraine.com to learn how to save on your treatment.
5:31 am
3 pattie tight this morning we have team coverage of the storm damage in appomattox.. melissa lefevre is tracking the latest in the weather center. mona kosar abdi and tola adamson are live on the scene in appomattox right now to give us an idea of what's going on there... 3 pattie we begin with tola adamson. with a look at
5:32 am
appomattox...tola live u3 possible vopossible sot3 3 3 3
5:33 am
3 remember the out the door- temperatures are 30s this morning. friday will be breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to temperatures will be in the upper 30s toward the mountains. winds as
5:34 am
see the weekend forecast looks any outdoor plans. 3 pattie3 with this tornado, we have seen so much loss... homes, vehicles, churches.. but we also know that one person died in the storm. state police confirm they found 78-year-old edward harris in a field near his home. his friends at evergreen baptist church say.. he lived in appomattox his whole life. he was a farmer.. and had a lot of connections in the community. the appomattox sheriff says.. harris lived in a mobile home off twin tunnels lane. rescue workers found him in a hayfield.. covered in hay. 3 pattie plasma as you have seen over the past couple days.... many homes are gone in appomattox. at one place we visited, just about only cinder blocks from
5:35 am
marissa para has more. 3 sheila ferguson, family friend: "there was a large living room on the other side." (shows debris) now in pieces, she struggles to remember what her friend sandy burchett's house looked like just two days ago. her friend's son, jake burchett, didn't see the tornado coming. sheila ferguson, family friend: "his dog woke him upa& and he was asleep in his bedroom." she turns around as if to find it still standing... sheila ferguson, family friend: "and then it threw him against the brick wall there. about, probably i'd say 50 yards." the army veteran was rushed to the hospital for head trauma. miraculously, jake is expected to be okay. but his dog dixie was found underneath pieces of the housea& sheila ferguson, family friend: "she saved his life but she lost hers." she tries to pick up the pieces of her friend's lifea& salvaging what she can.sheila everything she's ever owned....... gone."sandy burchett, tornado victim: "this is kind of a& all my memories, with all my kids. i raised my kids by myself, so this is kind of hard.." sheila ferguson, tornado victim: "i but she has her life and her son's alive. so that's the most important thing." neighborhoods into junkyards, but there's one thing it could ferguson, family friend: "people are out there wanting to do anything and everything so amazing. the lord is just
5:36 am
community 3 comes together, and it's appomattox strong."3 3 pattie plasma there is a gofundme page that has been started to support sandy and jake, you can find that on our website wset dot com. 3 pattie with all of this devestation, comes questions. where will i sleep tonight? will i be able to rebuild? thankfully there has been an incredible outpouring of help. our mona kosar abdis out there getting a look
5:37 am
live upossible vopossible sot pattie plasma that was
5:38 am
3 3 3 pattie plasma right now.. there are 2 shelters open in appomattox. one at the pamplin fire department. the other at the appomattox community centernats we got some crackers and some granola bars..thank you so very much, hopefully someone can make use of it.pattie shelter officials tell us.. several people have come through in the past two days. at last check, there were a just a couple people staying overnight. many people have been dropping by to give.. and pick up donations.. the shelter staff says.. they're very thankful.brad burdett/director of social services appomattoxthe donations have been like this all day long and the community has just been exceptional.
5:39 am
to go to the shelter- county leaders say to take the essential supplies with you. that means medical items.. dietary items.. changes of clothes.. durable shoes, and toiletries. and make sure you have any special items your children may need. shelters do not allow animals. 3 3 pattie tight and we want you to know, there is a help line set up for people affected in appomattox county. the number is 434-352-2637. 3 pattie plasma still to come on good morning virginia... this morning you may be asking yourself how you can get involved and help those hurting in appomattox.. well we have an answer for you, just ahead. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, please listen carefully. the lock i want to talk to you about
5:40 am
it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. many policies don't have one but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. this plan was designed for people on a fixed income with coverage options for just $9.95 a month. that's less than 35 cents a day. your rate is locked in for life and coverage can never be cancelled. your acceptance is guaranteed. you cannot be turned down because of your health. call for your information kit and gift.
5:41 am
with no obligation. what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city
5:42 am
u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
5:43 am
3 and... 3 3 3 remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still see gusts up to 25mph. the weekend forecast looks picture perfect for any outdoor plans. enjoy mostly sunny skies both saturday and sunday. tomorrow's morning lows will be in the 20s and we'll see highs in the upper 40s to near 50 tomorrow afternoon. a nice warm up arrives for sunday as
5:44 am
temperatures stay in the 60s
5:45 am
5:46 am
3 pattie tight new this morning... a 27 year old pulaski man is facing charges for a shooting that injured another man. officers were called to the 100 block of 6th street southwest just before 11 last night, where they found a 31 year old man who had been shot. he was taken to the hospital with what's described as a non life threatening injury. police say they later found the suspect in a car near his home. chadwick william metz is now charged with aggravated malicious wounding. he's being held in the new river valley regional jail without bond. 3 3 3 3 good morning. topping "america's money"... more trouble for a kohl's is the latest to announce closures... 18 stores... now down 20 percent. the list of closed will be revealed next month. be offered work in other kohl's stores.volkswagen is now facing a deadline to say found an emissions fix that is acceptable to u.s. regulators.
5:47 am
yesterday that running out for the german resolve the emissions affecting about vehicles.for reena - arby's is going leap day, next monday. offer its first-ever vegetarian menu on monday... no-alternatives to all of its sandwiches.the usual menu will be available and that's america's money. have a great
5:48 am
5:49 am
5:50 am
3 3 3 good friday to you, let's get a check of your morning drive. remember the coat as you head
5:51 am
starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still see gusts up to 25mph. the weekend forecast looks picture perfect for any outdoor plans. 3 3 pattie at intvu within hours of the severe weather on wednesday, gleaning for the world was on the ground...reaching out to those affected. and the organizations efforts are continuing. andrew young with gleaning for the world
5:52 am
talk about how you can help.3 andrew youngtornado damage vo when collectingitems needed 3 3
5:53 am
5:54 am
hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart what do you think? and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, we think you're going to like these numbers. bring me a higher love
5:55 am
5:56 am
3 pattie and melissa has a check on the forecast after the break. 3 3 remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still see gusts up to 25mph. the weekend forecast looks picture perfect for any outdoor plans. enjoy mostly sunny skies both saturday and sunday. tomorrow's morning lows will be in the 20s and we'll see highs in the upper 40s to afternoon. a nice warm up
5:57 am
60s for monday. 3 3 pattie plasma coming up in the next half hour of good morning virginia - so much support has been pouring in for those impacted by the tornado in appomattox...includ ing help from the national
5:58 am
5:59 am
doing probably isn't what 3 3 pattie plasma good morning virginia. it is friday, february 26th, 2016. i'm pattie martin. we are heading back out live to appomattox in just a few minutes. but first, after a very active and violent weather week, we're in for a calmer weekend. melissa le fevre is in the weather center with details.
6:00 am
3 remember the coat as you head out the door-temperatures are starting out in the 30s this morning. friday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperatures reach the low to mid 40s. temperatures will be in the upper 30s north and west toward the mountains. winds won't be as strong as yesterday, but we could still see gusts up to 25mph. the weekend forecast looks picture perfect for 3 any outdoor plans.

68 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on